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The worker(s) analyze the situation to visualize what a possible rescue from the work location would look likes. A determination of the type of remediation/rescue that will need to take place can be planned.
The four rescue types are:

Self rescue: A person who has been directly exposed to an emergency condition (post-fall arrest) is able to move unassisted to a safe place. This is the preferred method above all else if it is possible.

Assisted self-rescue: This is a situation that does not permit self-rescue but where, with minimal help, the individual can be brought to a safe location; it is the second preferred method of rescue.

Mechanically aided rescue: It involves the use of an aerial lift to reach a victim who has fallen or who is in need of medical and is unable to climb down from a work area. Safety equipment used in this situation would be an aerial lift or extension ladder.

Pick-off rescue: the rescuer must go to the victim in order to “pick him off” the structure from which he hangs. This involve active intervention of a rescuer and rescuer team to help a potentially incapacitated or unconscious worker who is unable to help or communicate.

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